- No School this Friday the 19th for Teacher Development.
- The Cross Country team attended its first competition at the Slavens XC Invitational this past Friday. It was a great success and members of the 7th grade ran extremely well. Check out some of the pictures here. Congrats to Alexi, Holden, Reign, Kiersten, Frankie, Ethan, Henry, and Imani!
- The 100 Mile Club is in full swing! The 100 Mile Club is a program offering the challenge to run/walk/jog 100 miles over the course of a school year. Click here for more information. Most students still need to submit $10 for full participation in the program which includes a T-shirt at the 25-mile mark. We are beginning daily runs in the neighborhood and would love parent volunteers who can help monitor students during recess (12:30 - 1pm). Please email Mr. Logan if you can help.
This week we will continue our exploration of sustainable economics and nonfiction articles. Some of our topics will include the impact behind "gold extraction" and "labor conditions in a factory". We will continue work with Context Clues and add the use of roots and prefixes as a strategy for dealing with complex words. We will specifically focus on Latin and Greek roots for the next few weeks as a means for vocabulary development. Students should be bringing home SRI scores from their assessment last friday.
Students are exploring and developing a realistic fiction piece. They have been brainstorming various topics and have now shifted over to character development. This week we will look at student exemplars, review our writing checklist for this styles and explore a mentor text "13 and a Half" as we continue to draft our ideas.
Student have been analyzing the ecological footprint of items and considering their own impact as consumers. This week, we will ask the question, "What is a good product?" as we explore the material life cycle of products.
We began our first quiz last week using Schoolnet and early results look great! Log-in to Schoolnet using your child's student number to follow our progress. This week, we continue to examine proportional and non-proportional relationships using coordinate graphs. As always, lessons and homework can be found by clicking here.
Monday - Lesson 4: Problem Set # 1-3.
Tuesday - Lesson 5: Problem Set # 1-3.
Wednesday - Lesson 6: Problem Set # 1.
Thursday - Quiz Today!
Friday - No School for Teacher PD
Have a great week!